Various Artists

Cologne Curiosities: Kraut Underground 1972-1976 (MENT005)

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Cologne Curiosities: Kraut Underground 1972-1976

Various Artists

Mental Experience


LPS 167743




LP 24,78 €


Cologne Curiosities' collects, for the first time on vinyl, all the otherwise unpublished/un-reissued material that originally appeared on the three 'Unknown Deutschland - The Krautrock Archive' CD's, released by Virgin in 1996.

These recordings date from 1972-1976 and were made at studios in Cologne and surroundings. The material was produced by Toby Robinson, mainly to have fun at the studio. Bands would come in for practice sessions, to record demos, and during slack periods impromptu jams would happen. Most of these sessions were recorded by Toby, and they feature Toby himself plus a revolving cast of friends and musicians (some of them apparently big Kraut names using made up monikers).

The music ranges from killer proto-new wave to far-out space rock, proto-ambient electronic, dark kraut psyche and raw kosmische sounds with lots of analogue synths/Moog.


  • SIDE A
  • A1. The Astral Army - Interstellar Shortwave
  • A2. Spirulina - The Message
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Chronos - Schaudernacht
  • B2. Neil Andersen - Feuerwerk
  • SIDE C
  • C1. Baal - No God / Astaroth C2. Ten To Zen - Innerst
  • SIDE D
  • D1. Fuerrote - Ganz Wie Du Willst